Dimitris Rapidis

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Israel is considering itself as the only democratic power in Middle East. The state that keeps the credos of the Western civilization and endeavors to secure peace in the region. The Arab threat and the entire risk of military escalation is always present, especially when dealing with the Palestinian issue. A significant support towards peace… » read more

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May and June 2012: Double-round parliamentary elections in Greece, and the far-right party of Golden Dawn receives 7% in nation-wide level. Almost one year later and according to latest polls, Golden Dawn is the only party that achieves to rise its percentage, reaching 12% and turn to be the third political power in Greece. But… » read more

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Far away from Europe and its interests, but so close in terms of geopolitical stabilities, North Korea has been steadily presented by the global media as one of the rogue states of the modern world. One of the last shelters of “offensive communism”, North Korea triggers the interest of the political analyst for this special… » read more

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Turkey is a robust country, a pivotal player in the entire region which encompasses the Middle East, the Southeastern Mediterranean basin, and the Balkans. It always had a special role in these three areas due to the long-held historical, political, cultural, and economic ties and relations. Lately, Turkey has achieved to unleash a fundamental geopolitical… » read more

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The Cyprus bailout deadlock came to remind us that the Eurozone establishment is something we had really over-appreciated 11 years ago. The idea behind the single currency structure was to decrease instability, increase growth and smooth structural deficiencies between member-states. Nowadays, the conclusion is that Eurozone is a forum of European member-states with no decisional… » read more

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Cyprus comes to take the lion’s share in the process of fiercely undermining austerity politics in Eurozone. After Greece, Italy, Spain, and Portugal, Cyprus seems to shake and unveil the deep heterogeneity inside the single monetary union. There are many questions with pending answers that our interest should be focused on.

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The local services of the Public Insurance System of Greece -known as IKA– have been suffocated during the last weeks by thousands of people waiting for hours in the queues in order to submit their complaints, mostly for payment delays and renewals of health booklets. Old people, but also youngsters and middle-aged employees or unemployed… » read more

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US President Barack Obama has decided to bring into office in CIA and Pentagon two figures that have been involved in the counter-terrorist war of the country against Islamic fundamentalism. John Brennan was positioned as chief counter-terrorism advisor to the President, whereas Chuck Hagel was assumed with the Ministry of Defence. But why such a… » read more

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